Nîmes Roman History Highlights Arena and Nimes Musée de la Romanité
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Reasons to Visit Nîmes UNESCO Sites and Roman Inspired Sandwich

Not much has changed since the Roman era in Nîmes – fabulous monuments and good food remain central to the city’s fabric. In 1840, la Maison Carrée, a beautifully restored Roman temple, was listed as a French historic monument, and as of September 18, 2023, it is now on the …

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Arles or Nîmes Where Best to Visit Roman Provence?

Roman Provence Way back around 50 B.C., Julius Caesar conquered Gaul (now France), and the area remained part of the Roman Empire for centuries. As a result, Roman ruins are all over France, but the best ones are in and around Provence. In fact, ‘Provence’ comes from the Latin ‘Provincia …

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Saffron Makes this Sandwich from Nîmes Unique

The following recipe comes from a loyal reader and resident of Nîmes. There are many reasons to visit Nîmes, but finding a restaurant that serves this delicious sandwich might be one more. Thank you Gilles Deschamps for sharing the recipe for Crocus de Nîmes with us. The sandwich is a …

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Why Spend a Day in Nîmes Sightseeing and Shopping

Tempt this gal with a big, shiny object and lunch, add a chauffeur service to the program and sign-me-up! When Gayle Padgett suggested we head to Nîmes for a day of sightseeing and lunch, I was interested but finding a suitable date looked like a challenge. Suddenly, our usually reliable …

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ExploreKeith Van SickleRoad Trips South of France

A Road Trip to Nîmes for Roman History Highlights

Nîmes Road Trip Just west of Provence, across the mighty Rhône River, lays the Gard department of France. The Gard and Provence share a deep Roman history, from the days when both were part of the Roman region of Gallia. Because it is so close to Provence, a visit to …

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Musée de la Romanité in Nimes a Must-Visit

By Aixcentric: The British press has been fulsome in its praise of the Musée de la Romanité in Nimes which opened in June – I couldn’t wait to visit. Brand-new museums worldwide are making use of the latest building techniques and materials to construct breath-taking spaces to show beautifully-lit exhibits.  And this …

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Things to See and Do When You Visit Nîmes, the Rome of France

Contributor blog post by Michel: As I have shared before, we try to find opportunities to hook up with our cousins who live near Montpellier in someplace mutually convenient for them and us. So one Saturday, a few months back, neighbors Bob, Darlene, Ed and Gwen in tow, we headed …

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Why Nimes is a “Must See” for Roman History Lovers

France has so many amazing places to visit it’s hard to decide where to start. If you’re a Roman history buff, you must visit Nimes. It’s a city where you can see, touch and experience life in France during the days of the Roman Empire. …Continue reading here for the Barefoot …

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An Insider’s Guide to Shopping in Nimes

Last week the Barefoot Blogger took a shopping trip into Nimes, the closest “big city” near Uzes. I had curtains on my mind. As much as I try, there’s always something I think will make my apartment in Uzes even better. This time I’m looking for some simple curtains for …

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Local Artists Invite You to Les Ateliers Forcalquier Festival in July

The association Les Ateliers Forcalquier invites you to the eleventh edition of their festival, “Les Ateliers Ouverts, “from July 26 to 29, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dedicated to art, this emblematic event in the heart of summer is an excellent occasion …

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